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Columbia Insults Barnard In Response to Announcement of 2012 Commencement Speaker

While students at Barnard College are thrilled that President Obama will be delivering their commencement address this year, their peers at Columbia College were less than thrilled with the announcement. Several Columbia students recently posted comments on the school’s student-run blog, Bwog, that protested Obama’s decision to speak at Barnard instead of Columbia, his alma mater, and also that insulted Barnard students’ and their intelligence. Many of these comments were highly anti-feminist in nature.

Some of the comments were more offensive than others. A few of the most offensive were submitted to Jezebel.com, and refer to Barnard students as “c*m dumpsters,” “academically inferior,” and “feminazis.”

There has been a great amount of opposition from the student bodies at both schools towards these sexist comments. A Facebook group has been created to admonishes those who were making the comments and many administrators and students have been speaking out against them as well.

Debora Spar, president of Barnard College, and President Less Bollinger, University President, made a joint statement in which they showed their displeasure at the comments which were made in several online communities.

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President Obama to Deliver Commencement Speech at Barnard College

In a suave political move, President Obama recently announced that he will be delivering the commencement speech at Barnard College, a women’s college in New York City. By doing so, Obama is showing his support for women and women’s rights at the same time that the Republican party has been rallying to prevent contraceptives being covered under the new health care law.

Some are calling the Republicans’ acts a “war on women,” and by addressing a group of newly graduated women, Obama is putting himself on the side of the ladies. This makes a lot of sense, politically, because with the 2012 Presidential Election only a few months away, the candidates will want to secure as many votes as they can. By speaking to the women at Barnard College, Obama is probably hoping to secure their votes as well as congratulate and inspire them on their graduation day.

Of course, teachers and students at the school are excited to have Obama deliver their commencement speech, no matter whether it is part of his political agenda or not. Read the rest of this entry »



Jeane Kirkpatrick’s Education Background

Jeane Kirkpatrick was a United States Ambassador to the United Nations. She¬† was born on November 19, 1926 in Duncan, Oklahoma. Kirkpatrick was the oldest child of Welcher and Leona Jordan; she has one younger brother, Jerry. She is possibly most famous for serving as Ronald Reagan’s foreign policy adviser and for being the first woman to be the U.S. Ambassador to the UN. EDUinReview will now take a look at the education background of this influential woman.

Kirkpatrick was raised in Oklahoma and attended Emerson Elementary School until she was 12-years old. Then, her family moved to Illinois where she attended and graduated from Mt. Vernon Township High School.

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